Design and Ergonomics of Medical Devices

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
F7AMSDEV KZ 2 2S+2C English
Department of Biomedical Technology

To prepare, submit and present a design study – project on medical device such as appliance, instrument, assistive devices or element in the design of an interior of a healthcare facility. It can also be an ergonomics study of healthcare software.

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Teaching of the subject will be divided by weeks on the following topics (each topic represents 4 hours, ie. seminar and computer exercises):

1.Introduction. Motivation. Context. Course requirements. Presentation of earlier works. Introduction to technical documentation. Drawing formats. Lines and font. Scale. Display including projection.

2.SolidWorks – user interface, sketch.

3.SolidWorks – parts.

4.SolidWorks – assembly.

5.Ergonomics – general principles and checklists. Software ergonomics – basic rules, examples, evaluation.

6.Siemens PLM Tecnomatix JACK – ergonomics SW – basics. Creating a simple study.

7.Siemens PLM Tecnomatix JACK – ergonomics SW – example of use, animations and evaluation of a simple study.

8.Design and ergonomics of medical device – basic rules and procedures, examples. Design of own salutation. Possibility of using Dosch Design image database.

9.Basic principles and examples of using 3D scanner ARTEC EVO, examples of using 3D printer.

10.Presentation of students’ projects. Award of a graded assessment.

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Study materials:

SolidWorks software is available at the faculty and also for installation on students’ computers.


MILLER, Richard Lyle a Earl S. SWENSSON. Hospital and healthcare facility design. 2. ed. New York: Norton, c2002. ISBN 0-393-73072-7.

HOWARD, William E. a Joseph C. MUSTO. Introduction to solid modeling using SolidWorks 2011. New York: McGraw - Hill, c2011. ISBN 978-0-07-337545-8.

Handbook of human factors and ergonomics in health care and patient safety. 2nd ed. Editor Pascale CARAYON. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, c2012. Human factors and ergonomics. ISBN 978-1-4398-3034-5.


VISOCKY O'GRADY, Jennifer a Kenneth VISOCKY O'GRADY. A designer's research manual: succeed in design by knowing your clients and what they really need. Beverly: Rockport, c2009. ISBN 978-1-59253-557-6.

DIBERARDINIS, Louis J. Guidelines for laboratory design: health, safety, and environmental considerations. 4th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley, c2013. ISBN 978-0-470-50552-6.

Guidelines for design and construction of health care facilities. 2nd print. Washington: American Institute of Architects, 2006. ISBN 1-57165-013-x.

SALVENDY, Gavriel. Handbook of human factors and ergonomics. 4th ed. Hoboken: Wiley, c2012. ISBN 978-0-470-52838-9.

FISK, Arthur D. Designing for older adults: principles and creative human factors approaches. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2009. Human factors & aging series. ISBN 978-1-4200-8055-1.

STANTON, Neville. Handbook of human factors and ergonomics methods. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2005. ISBN 0415287006.

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